West Ranks by U.S. News and Washington Post
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
U.S. News & Washington Post
U.S. News & Washington Post

West Ranks 15th in state by U.S. News


     Once again, the U.S. News and World Report has ranked Morristown-Hamblen High School West one of the top schools in Tennessee at number 15 out of 378 high schools for the 2016-2017 school year.  U.S. News has given West High a silver medal.  Only 19 high schools received a silver medal in TN this year whereas seven were awarded gold medals and 98 received bronze medals.  According to U.S. News, “Morristown West High School has an AP participation rate of 50 percent.   There is a total enrollment of 1460.”  U.S. News calculates values based on student performance on state exit exams such as TN Ready exams and internationally available exams such as advanced placement exams. 

     Mr. Jeff Kinsler, principal of Morristown West, told students he was very “proud of them and not surprised to hear of this honor once again.”  He thanked the students, teachers, administration, and support staff for a job well done. For more information on U.S. News results click here.

     For the 2016-2017 school year, Morristown-Hamblen High School West was also been stamped with a sixth place finish in the state by the Washington Post.  Nationally, the school is ranked 1240 out of America's High Schools. 

     Rankings are based on AP enrollment, graduation rate, ACT scores, GPA, End of Course proficiency, and percent of free and reduced lunch.  Further results may be viewed at



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